From: Toni Giorgino (
Date: Tue Sep 21 2010 - 07:13:21 CDT


as long as you are able to get .ppm or .jpg files (on any platform), you may
want to try encoding via ffmpeg. Install the command line utility, go in the
temporary directory where VMD has put the ppm files, then it may be enough
to run something like

ffmpeg -i villin.%04d.ppm out.avi

(You may also try the .mp4 or .mpg extensions.)


On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Neelanjana Sengupta <>wrote:

> Dear VMD users,
> I am trying to make a movie with VMD 1.8.7 in my iMac (running Mac OS X
> 10.6.4). Can anybody let me know where I can download the NetPBM toolkit for
> this platform (since it is a little tacky to install the Fink commander for
> this OS 10.6)? A better /neater suggestion for movie rendering on OS 10.6
> would also be helpful..
> Thanks and regards,
> Neelanjana Sengupta

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